Connected Programme - Belfast Met

Promoting innovation and business growth by connecting business with education.

Digital Transformation Programme - SRC

The Digital Transformation Programme offers fully funded digital innovation support to companies...

NMD Business Growth Programme

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is in receipt of grant support from Invest NI to deliver...


On a competitive basis it supports entrepreneurs with grants to explore the viability and commercial potential of an innovative concept. The grants are only available for SMEs.

There are different grants available:

  • Concept Grants – up to £10k
  • Concept Plus Grants – up to £25k

The eligible activities covered by the grants include but are not limited to:

  • Concept/prototype development
  • Customer/partner development
  • Market engagement activities
  • Business development
  • Domain expert consultancy & mentoring
  • Assessment of uniqueness of IP
  • Employment costs where a clear output will be delivered

Find out further information on how to apply for techstart NI

The fund does not support proposals based on university proof of concept projects.